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 This Month In Lambton 

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 EMS and Local Fire Pilot Fire Rehab Partnership

The County of Lambton's Emergency Medical Services Department (Lambton EMS) and local fire services are trialing a new Firefighter Rehab Program. The partnership, currently in the pilot stage, sees Lambton EMS paramedics provide a dedicated, on-scene rehab area at working fires.  Rehab areas have become mandatory for local fire services under updated provincial requirements.  To date, the partnership has been tested twice at fire scenes in Lambton County, yielding positive results.

2 Lambton County ambulances

Historically, paramedics have been dispatched to fire scenes to be on 'stand-by'. Under this new agreement, paramedics are included as part of the fire scene under the Incident Commander and are available to pro-actively assess each fire fighter at regular intervals, strengthening on-scene health and safety.

The Firefighter Rehab Program was developed in collaboration between Lambton EMS and local municipal fire services in September 2018.  The service is available to all fire departments in Lambton County.

 72 Hour Emergency Supplies Kit

One of the best ways to be prepared for an emergency is to have a kit that contains enough supplies to feed and care for everyone in your home for at least three days following a crisis or disaster.  This is often referred to as a 72 Hour Emergency Supplies Kit.

Kits should contain bottled water, non-perishable food that can be eaten without being heated, flashlights, a battery-powered radio, etc.  Store your items in a container such as a duffel bag or plastic storage bin so that you'll be able to easily take your Kit with you, if you have to evacuate.


To learn more about assembling a 72 Hour Emergency Supplies Kit for your home and for your vehicle, please visit EmergenciesLambton.ca.

 Acquisition of 190 Front Street North

The County is exploring possible uses for the recently acquired property of 190 Front Street North in Sarnia.  In a report to Committee P.M., January 16, staff identified possible uses for the former CIBC Bank building including:  adult day programs in the Long-Term Care Division; workshop, storage, and prep space for the connected Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery; flexible programming space such as wellness checks for EMS, food handler certification, or youth in the community initiatives.  It is hoped that renovations and retrofits required to adapt the space will be completed in the second half of 2019, making the space fully usable for the 2020 fiscal year.

Inside 190 Front Street North, Sarnia

 Bids and Tenders

The County of Lambton is changing the method it uses for the distribution and management of requests for tenders, quotations, and bidding processes.  All related requests can now be found at LambtonCounty.BidsAndTenders.ca.

This service level enhancement provides potential bidders to opportunity of seeing the complete request document in advance. If a bidder wishes to follow through and submit a response, they will be required to pay a fee to use the system. Two options are available including a one-time fee for a single process or an annual fee that allows access to all processes available from the County as well as a multitude of other organizations.

The new bidding process is being rolled out in two specific phases:

Phase 1 - Access to processes and related documents with manual submission of bids

Phase 2 - Implementation of electronic bidding at which point manual submission of bids will be eliminated.

Should you have any questions about this change, please contact Rob King, Manager Procurement and Projects at rob.king@county-lambton.on.ca.

 Library CloudLibrary App

Lambton County Library is launching a new app that allows users to borrow the newest and most popular eBooks and eAudiobooks quickly and easily.

CloudLibrary features best sellers and hot new releases that are in high demand and allows users to access titles faster than traditional books or eBooks in other apps. CloudLibrary allows users to borrow up to two items at a time for a 7 day loan period, which is shorter than the loan periods in other apps, and provides materials on a first-come first-served basis with no holds or waiting lists.

woman reading on her tablet

Titles are sorted by genre and library-curated bookshelves making finding your next great read a breeze. There are new, popular titles available to borrow 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no late fees.

Download the app on a compatible device, select Lambton County Library, and log in using your library card number and pin code. The CloudLibrary app is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, and several eReader devices.

In addition to CloudLibrary, other Lambton County Library digital content services, including Libby, Overdrive, and Hoopla, provide access to eBooks and eAudiobooks. For more information on these tools visit lclibrary.ca and click on eResources.  Visit LCLibrary.ca for details.

 'Drive-In' Craft & Movie Event

Lambton Heritage Museum will be hosting a Cars-themed PD Day event Friday, February 1.  Participants are being asked to bring a box from home out of which they will craft their own, homemade "car". The cars will then be used for a makeshift drive-in movie, featuring Disney's Cars.  Bring a pillow for extra comfort.

Lambto HeritageMuseum in winter

The event is scheduled to run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult and are encouraged to bring a lunch.  To register, call the museum at 519-243-2600 or email heritage.museum@county-lambton.on.ca.  Cost is $3 for children and $5 for adults.

 Winter Activities at the Oil Museum of Canada

Students with a PD Day Friday, February 1 are being invited to the Oil Museum of Canada for a day of winter activities.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., features snowshoeing, winter crafting stations, and the exploration of winter-themed artifacts from the museum's permanent collection.

close up snowshoeing

The event is by drop-in, no registration is required however children must be accompanied by an adult.  Admission for children ages 4-12 is $3, students over 12 years of age $4, adults $5 and family admission is $15.

 EmployerOne Survey

The County is encourages local employers to participate in the Sarnia-Lambton Workforce Development Board's (SLWDB) EmployerOne Survey.  The survey collects information about hiring needs and skills in demand locally. The data is used by high school students, Lambton College, job seekers, universities, and the SLWDB.  To participate, email info@slwdb.org or call 519-332-0000.  Past survey results are available on the SLWDB's website, www.slwdb.org.

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 Looking Ahead

Warden Bill Weber
Warden Bill Weber
County of Lambton

9:30 a.m., Feb. 6 - Lambton County Council
9 a.m., Feb 20. - Committee A.M.
11:30 a.m., Feb. 20 - Release of Draft 2019 Budget
1 p.m., Feb. 20 - Committee P.M.
9 a.m., Mar 6 - Lambton County Council - Budget Deliberations
9 a.m., Mar 21 - Lambton County Council - Budget Deliberations (if required)

Agendas for past and present Committee and Council meetings is available here.  Open Sessions of Lambton County Council are streamed live and are also available for archival viewing for a period of one year by clicking on the "Streamed Council Meetings" tab on the County's home page.

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